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    What should I call this post? Kidding!... read on...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KillerMermaid, Jan 2, 2010.

    Hi all! :eek:
    I see this is an active forum so I will be participating often, I think. (I just can't stand dead forums!)

    I've been writing since I was little. I'm 23 now; I guess some of you would say that I am STILL little... but you know how I mean by that!

    I have a B.A. in film production and i minored in philosophy. Graduated a year ago but I haven't been able to find a job :( Trying to be Pollyanna I am finding something to be glad about: Oh, I know! I'm glad this gives me more time to read and write!

    What do I write?
    : short stories, screenplays, poems (used to write hundreds in middle and high school... it's waned as I grew older)...

    Themes
    : absurd, existential, humour/dark humour, crime, death, confusion, isolation, coming-of-age,

    Influences
    : {{authors}}vladimir nabokov, franz kafka, christopher isherwood, albert camus, sylvia plath, amie bender
    {{films}} repulsion, carnival of souls, cabaret, lolita, rosemary's baby, the passion of joan of arc


    ask me questions and i will answer... unless I'm offended, repulsed or speechless!
     
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    Hellooooo and welcome Miss Pollyanna.

    I've just been introduced to Sylvia Plath and I find her interesting. I know more about her than I do about her work and I really must read some of it. I did think that her work would be too depressing, given the facts of her life but then I also wonder whether there is an optimism in it that we should be looking for instead of all the gloom. Hmmmm, food for thought.

    Have fun. xx
     
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    Hello Mermaid, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize constructive critique as a vital writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Welcome to WritingForums.
    Enjoy your stay.
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  5. KillerMermaid
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    Sayso, I've only read the Bell Jar and her journals. She is very ... gloomy. But I feel some strange bond with her because in high school, when i was first introduced to her (Bell Jar) I had the same feelings about things. Maybe I still do.
    I don't know that she had much hope, towards the end anyway, since she did kill herself. But there were flashed of optimism in her journals... usually fleeting though.

    writewizard
    , thank you! :)

    cogito, thanks for the rundown. I don't plan on post any of my works here. But I might review other people's work. Mainly, I'm here for the other parts of the forum.
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    welcome. :)
     

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